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Old 12-10-2011, 09:40 PM   #5561
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Replaced my Intake CPS and the whole secondary air pump system.
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Old 12-10-2011, 09:50 PM   #5562
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:25 AM   #5563
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Last weekend picked up a new driveway pal in the form of a 2004 X3 that my wife will be driving.

Replaced brake light switch so people don't think I always drive riding my brakes.

Gave her a bath.

And replaced my bent to hell 17" M3 reps that came on the car with a really nice set of M68's:


Will have to go with the oem tire sizes when these are worn out...currently 215's all around, the rears look a bit too skinny & stretched.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:09 AM   #5564
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:21 AM   #5565
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I put water in the coolant reservioir. I think my expansion tank took a dump again Ill put it all apart tomorrow when I have time.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:40 PM   #5566
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recently I've been chasing a coolant leak, I replaced everything but the radiator at first, then I had to get a replacement upper hose because it leaked. Now the rad is leaking...

also in the last month or so
-new air filter and duct boots (torn)
-cleaned throttle body and IAC (helped a lot) used CRC throttle body cleaner, that stuff is gooood.
-Stewart WP
-LED interior lights (back pillars waiting to be pulled and fixed, CF re-wrap or something
-Angel Eyes
-pulled center console out to wire up a switch for the angel eye relay
-finding time to re-finish the center console/cup holders as they are scratched.
-Dunlop SP winter sport 3d snow tires

side note: summer tires like Dunlop's Sport Maxx TT's don't grip even dry below 30 'F

and she's in need of a cleaning, again.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:40 PM   #5567
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:45 PM   #5568
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changed windshield washer motor. charged the battery, and started it. Works like a charm.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:47 PM   #5569
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LED interior mod

damn, your LEDs are weak. If you got some off ebay, I guarantee better output.
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Old 12-11-2011, 05:52 PM   #5570
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Ordered some Pirelli PZeros for my new CSLs!
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:03 PM   #5571
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Replaced a license plate bulb and lens, installed invisible turn signal bulbs, purchased and installed new black M3 floor mats (out with gray!!), Dr. Color chipped my entire front end and gave her a bath!!

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Old 12-11-2011, 06:19 PM   #5572
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Took my baby up through the mountains. Had a blast. Really want some handling mods now
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Old 12-11-2011, 06:52 PM   #5573
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Quick question for you guys, i currently have style117 wheels and well i had gotten tires for cheap at a junkyard. But apparently after 6 months the inner thread of one of the tires has completely been worn down to the wire. Now my question is what is the correct tire size and offset for these wheels i currently have 225/45 and im wondering if this has to do with the tires or maybe my camber of the car
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:26 PM   #5574
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Quick question for you guys, i currently have style117 wheels and well i had gotten tires for cheap at a junkyard. But apparently after 6 months the inner thread of one of the tires has completely been worn down to the wire. Now my question is what is the correct tire size and offset for these wheels i currently have 225/45 and im wondering if this has to do with the tires or maybe my camber of the car
A: bad tire, broken belts sometimes show as an edge worn off
B: bad alignment, camber or toe will cause that wear... usually camber is only one side, toe is both sides of the car.

any other questions, or pics for clarification?
I'm a trained alignment tech
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:37 PM   #5575
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changed the valve cover gasket, put new spark plugs in and changed the oil.

wash and wax comes tomorrow!
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:33 PM   #5576
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plugs, fuel filter, filters*, differential fluid. thanks cholea!!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:21 PM   #5577
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Quick question for you guys, i currently have style117 wheels and well i had gotten tires for cheap at a junkyard. But apparently after 6 months the inner thread of one of the tires has completely been worn down to the wire. Now my question is what is the correct tire size and offset for these wheels i currently have 225/45 and im wondering if this has to do with the tires or maybe my camber of the car
Get a damn alignment
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:06 PM   #5578
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Thanks to a Secret Santa that was organized over on Bimmerforums I now have new LED license plate lights and silver gauge rings .

Already installed the LEDs and gonna do the gauges tomorrow.
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:27 PM   #5579
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:41 PM   #5580
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On a side note, was driving to lunch today and saw this and had to take a pic. 323i FTMFW lol.
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